Post 449 had two teams of eight Explorers represent the Orange County Sheriff's Department at the 2013 Las Vegas Law Enforcement Explorer Competition, OCSD North Team and OCSD South Team.
Post Coordinator Sergeant Dan Daniels (Reserve Bureau) and Post Advisors Deputy Greg Surrell (Aliso Viejo Police Services), Deputy Cindi Martin (Mission Viejo Police Services) and Deputy Ray Botta (Harbor Division) accompanied the Explorers on their journey. All of the Explorers' registration fees and lodging were paid for by private donations or funds from Explorers working paid events.
The Sheriff's team competed against over 300 explorers from Explorer Posts throughout the nation.
Explorer Post 449 had a very good showing, with the OCSD North Team winning a first place trophy in the Bicycle Course and the OCSD South Team winning a fifth place trophy in the Team Challenge Event. Deputy Cindi Martin took a third place trophy in the Female Obstacle Course.
Please join in congratulating the following Explorers, who proudly and very capably represented our department:
OCSD North Team Explorer Captain Melissa Vega Explorer Corporal Wayen Dai Explorer Corporal Anthony Hart Explorer Corporal Ana Ponce Explorer Corporal Matthew Leading Explorer Bryant Richards Explorer Michael Nguyen Explorer Germain Osuna
OCSD South Team Explorer Captain Elia Rodriguez Explorer Lieutenant Carlos Hensley Explorer Lieutenant Vanessa Tapia Explorer Lieutenant Betty Luna Explorer Sergeant Brittany Douglass Explorer Corporal Natalie Barban Explorer Bryan Ruef Explorer John Anderson
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